Storms and Hurricanes

Thanksgiving Travel Imperiled by Potential Holiday Week Storm

Thanksgiving Travel Imperiled by Potential Holiday Week Storm

A major storm could cause travel chaos just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the National Weather Service is warning.
The storm would impact large portions of the central and eastern United States, although the jury is still out insofar as a more definitive forecast is concerned.  One longer-range forecast is calling for heavy snow in parts of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
“This storm remains a prominent weather focus due to its timing right …

American’s Operational Woes Continue as Airline Cancels Over 500 Flights on Monday

American’s Operational Woes Continue as Airline Cancels Over 500 Flights on Monday

American Airlines, which was forced to cancel some 20% of its flights over the Halloween weekend, cancelled 500 more on Monday.
As of 8 p.m. EDT, the airline had cancelled 481 flights scheduled for Monday, a figure representing 16% of its total operations for the day, as well as 40 more that had been scheduled for Tuesday.
The airline blamed severe weather that started Thursday at its main hub at Dallas/Fort Worth …

American Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights Over Halloween Weekend

American Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights Over Halloween Weekend

American Airlines was forced to cancel over 1,300 flights over the course of Halloween weekend, citing severe storms and staffing issues.
The world’s largest airline had cancelled 537 flights – representing 20% of its total schedule – as of 9:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday according to FlightAware, a service that tracks such information.  It had already cancelled 342 flights on Friday and has preemptively cancelled 447 on Sunday and 18 on …

Nor’easter Leaves Thousands Without Power While Creating Havoc in Air Travel

Nor’easter Leaves Thousands Without Power While Creating Havoc in Air Travel

Millions of people on the East Coast were preparing Monday night for a powerful nor’easter on the heels of a storm that was one of the strongest ever to hit the West Coast.
The National Weather Service in San Francisco reported an unprecedented 11” (28 cm) of rain at the base of Mount Tamalpas in Marin County while downtown San Francisco was drenched with 4” (10 cm) of rain, the fourth …

‘This is a Major Bomb Cyclone.’ Extreme Weather to Unfold Across the U.S.

‘This is a Major Bomb Cyclone.’ Extreme Weather to Unfold Across the U.S.

No matter where in the United States you may be this week, expect fairly dramatic weather patterns ranging from a bomb cyclone to nor’easters to flash floods.
Travelers should expect hazardous road conditions and, especially in mountainous regions, chain controls and roadway closures, as well as flight delays and cancellations although few had been posted for Monday as of 5 p.m. EDT on Sunday.
California is bracing for extremely heavy rainfall …

One Week After Ida, Damage, Death Tolls from Hurricane Ida Continue to Mount

One Week After Ida, Damage, Death Tolls from Hurricane Ida Continue to Mount

Nearly one week after Hurricane Ida first made landfall, states as far apart as New York and Louisiana are still grappling with the aftermath.
Ida’s initial blow, accompanied by sustained winds of 150 mph (245 km/h), struck Louisiana on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, but it saved its most destructive strike for its finale, triggering historic flooding, destructive winds, and tornadoes in the Northeast.
Central Park saw a record 3.15” (8 …

‘Do Not Venture Out’: Ida Pummels New York City Area, Triggers First-Ever Flash Flood Alert

‘Do Not Venture Out’: Ida Pummels New York City Area, Triggers First-Ever Flash Flood Alert

What was once Hurricane Ida charged into the New York City area and unloaded an historic deluge. Ida’s remnants triggered the  first-ever ‘flash flood emergency’ in New York City as well as states of emergency in New Jersey. Central Park received 3.15” of precipitation in a single hour, the most on record.
The storm brought the city’s subway service to a halt, left hundreds if not thousands of cars stranded on …